ZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE (2005 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Zathura: A Space Adventure—the Jumanji movie all over again except its venue is outer space—does not measure up to the Jumanji story. The acting and portrayal are weak with no surprises in storyline. Dax Shepard does not play the astronaut character well. The film may serve the child audience, but it fails an adult audience.

Storyline

Three siblings begin playing a board game and are teleported into outer space with the only means of returning home based on finishing and winning the game.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jon Favreau for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Louis D’Esposito and Ted Field for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Danny (Jonah Bobo), Walter (Josh Hutcherson), Astronaut (Dax Shepard), Lisa (Kristen Stewart), Dad (Tim Robbins), Robot (voice of Frank Oz), Robot (John Alexander), Lead Zorgon (Derek Mears), Zorgon (Douglas Tait), Zorgon (Joe Bucaro III), Patrick Star (Bill Fagerbakke), Himself (Stuart Scott), and Zorgon (Jeff Wolfe).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A child may prefer a re-watch of Jumanji instead.


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